I had the pleasure of sampling items at El Santo’s new menu tasting event which is always something I look forward to, considering it’s one of my favourite spots in the City. A few highlights from the evening…scraping every last drop from the bowl of sopa de garbanzo probably in an embarrassing way, if it was acceptable to lick a soup bowl clean in public I most definitely would have. And the carne asada…I will be back (Terminator tone) for you…the beef was cooked to a “melt in your mouth” perfection and the sautéed greens will have you wanting more. And if you’re looking to reminisce back to glorious summer evenings around the campfire, may I suggest trying the El Vicente cocktail (skull bottle)…you’ll know exactly what I mean 😉. The pescado a la veracruzana (rock fish dish) is a new take on their previous one and it really works, and if you’re anything like me and have no clue how to deconstruct a fish at the table, don’t be shy and ask for help. The charred corn husk flan was a great ending to our feast, not too sweet and loved the texture…and those candied nuts had me wanting more.
Ordered takeout the other night and thought to myself, SUSHI!!!…that’s what I should write about next! It is one of my favourite foods and luckily my husband now enjoys a few Japanese dishes, so I get to order it more often. 🙂
With so many options for Japanese food in New West I wanted to share some of the places I’ve had the pleasure of dining at. The only thing I regret about ordering takeout from Japanese is the Styrofoam plating…convenient yes, attractive no. Continue reading “Best Bets for Japanese and Sushi”
Editor’s Note: We are pleased to be introducing Kim MacEachern, aka New Westminster Foodie, who will be contributing regular posts about places to eat in New West! You can also follow her on Twitter and Instagram.
With so many new hot spots opening in New West, I wanted to highlight a few that I’ve had the pleasure of nomming at over the past year. Continue reading “Four New Food Hot Spots in New West”